8 March 2002

Low odour for new Dursban formula

DURSBAN WG, a new wettable powder formulation of Dursban (chlorpyriphos), offers a unique lower odour, solvent-free formulation of the industry-leading insecticide, says Dow AgroSceinces James Knight.

"Operator safety and environmental stewardship are always priorities.

"The WG formulation has a high concentration of active ingredient, which means packaging is reduced, providing easier handling, storage and disposal," he says.

Treatment should only ever be made after a full risk assessment, including assessing the level of infestation, air temperature and wind speed, he continues. Where appropriate a 12m headland should be left unsprayed. &#42